So you swiped right and got a match. The next step is harder: finding the right place to impress your date.

These aren't places for quiet, white-tableclothed romance. They're fun, energetic restaurants and bars packed with atmosphere, where there's rarely a chance for an awkward silence. Good luck.

Osteria Oggi

Fresh pasta and just the right amount of cool.

76 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Clever Little Tailor

A cosy, classic bar with a drink for everyone.

19 Peel Street, Adelaide


It's not garlic breath if you both have it.

26 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Gin Long Canteen

The noisy bustle of the open kitchen only adds to the vibe.

42 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Golden Boy

Polished Thai food that's made for sharing.

309 North Terrace, Adelaide

Gondola Gondola

For fans of hip-hop and South East Asian food.

1 Peel Street, Adelaide

Hains and Co

Those booths are nice and cosy.

23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

Exchange Specialty Coffee

For good coffee dates.

Shops 1-3 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Hispanic Mechanic

Sit up at the bar and bond over tacos.

205 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville

La Boca Bar & Grill

Make sure your date isn't vegetarian.

150 North Terrace, Adelaide

Maybe Mae

Dark but not too romantic.

15 Peel Street, Adelaide


A party bar inspired by New Orleans.

28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Peel St

High quality food, without the stuffy atmosphere.

9 Peel Street, Adelaide

Press Food and Wine

Sit at the long, bar-like table downstairs and people-watch together.

40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide


One of the city’s strongest drinks list.

9a Anster Street, Adelaide


For couples with a taste for finer things.

11 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Handsome and the Duchess

Because not all dates need alcohol.

16 McHenry Street, Adelaide